Family Life

8 months

November 22, 2021

{repost from 4/2021} Twice now I have almost picked up my phone to call him. Once was last week, when I got to Idaho to chill with my bestie. I set my suitcase down and thought, “I need to give him a ring to tell him about my flight!” And the other was yesterday, walking into our…

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Another Saturday

November 22, 2021

{repost from 3/2021} It’s late Saturday night. I made it through another Saturday. Saturday’s are so tough. So so tough. The mornings full of football games and errands and days of house cleaning and cars and chores (all the things he used to to and now I must) and the time when families are usually all together…

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A family resurrecting

November 22, 2021

{repost from 3/2021} Praise be Jesus Christ when He allows you to enter in to His Passion. Praise be! Praise be when He kisses you with His nails and the scandal and the humiliations! Praise be in His holy silence. Praise be in the power that is all things contradictory to the world. When He chooses you…

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A life like God’s

November 22, 2021

{repost 3/2021} On the way home from Mass this morning I turned to the kids and said, “hey, did you know that Jesus loves you so much that He made your life so much like His??” “His Father was not with Him on earth. And then He had the most amazing foster-father in Joseph and then even…

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This is not the end

November 22, 2021

{repost from 2/2021} Today is one of those days, those mornings, where all is right with the world. Sun piercing through the clouds in heavenly rays marking our path to Holy Mass. Front row seat, watching my boys serve on the altar of God. My girls right beside me in our beautiful little church (of which a…

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All in due time

November 22, 2021

{repost from 2/2021} One thing I’m really trying to do is honor this time. For there is a time for everything, isn’t there? A time for light and a time for darkness. A time for laughing and a time for weeping. (I guess I’m doing both of those at the same time.) How much better off would…

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The piercing of the heart

November 22, 2021

{repost from 12/1/2020} How do you put into limiting words, that which is the limitless experience of the sword piercing the heart? I’ve tried, trust me. I write pages and then stop before my sentence is even finished for I don’t know how to capture it all. And now I know why Mary pondered it all in…

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Those Left Behind

June 26, 2021

Death can do many things to those left behind. If Michael’s death has done one thing it has severed our ties to this earth, for we simply want to be there with him, with God, not a moment delayed nor anything foolish yielded on our end to prevent our own entry into heaven. I am quite bewildered…

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